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Massive power outage
BUENOS AIRES, June 16: A massive outage blacked out Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday, leaving both South American countries without electricity, power companies said.
Uruguay's system went down at 7:06 am (1006 GMT), according to the Uruguayan power company UTE, which attributed the outage to "a fault in the Argentine network."
Two Argentine power companies confirmed the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina, without specifying the cause.
"A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all Argentina and Uruguay without power," Edesur Argentina said on Twitter. -AFP